If you have recently had smoke damage to your home you likely have a lot of soot on the walls and your furniture, clothing, etc. Your home will also smell like smoke. This smoke odor can be difficult to remove on your own. One thing you can do is hire a smoke damage restoration company. Below is information on what they will do to get your home back to normal and smelling great again.
Clean Your Home
The smoke damage restoration contractor will come to your home and inspect it for smoke damage. They will remove items from your home that has damage that may not be able to be repaired. This is because if not cleaned quickly, smoke can penetrate deeply into items making it much harder to remove.
When they start cleaning, they will remove ash and soot from walls, flooring, ceilings, light fixtures, shelves, counters, doors, and windows. They use a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuum to do this. This type of vacuum contains special filters that trap small-sized particles. The HEPA vacuum can remove almost all of the airborne particles in your home. They may also use chemical sponges to dry clean or set up a thermal fogger in your home.
When the smoke damage restoration company is finished cleaning, a smoke odor may still remain in your home. They will install a ventilation system to remove smoke and odors, as well as use air purification systems.
The company may also choose to do an ozone treatment in your home. This will remove not only odors but bacteria and viruses that may be in the air. To do this, an ozone generator is placed in your home. If there is smoke damage throughout your home, they will install more than one ozone generator. They leave the ozone generator running for a certain amount of time. How long this is depends on how strong the odor is in your home. As the generator runs, it permeates the air so when finished your home should smell normal again.
The company may use a special device to test the air when they finish. This will ensure that all smoke particles are gone. This is important because if there are smoke articles you and your family will breathe them in causing you to become sick.
When the smoke damage restoration company is finished, they will give you a detailed report on everything that they did while at your home.
Contact a smoke damage restoration company to learn more.